Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in December 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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€1.290.000 EUR | Brussels, Belgium | Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

“Interior designer Jerome Lescrenier (founder of practice Demo Design) gave its 2,690 sq ft penthouse apartment a make-over earlier this year. The property is set over two levels, and blends industrial features with contemporary design.”

Property of the Week: The Penthouse of an Art Deco Factory in Brussels – The Spaces

A Palazzo in the Heart of Rome is an Art Lover’s Fantasy – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Croatia – The New York Times

Homes In America’s 25 Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2017 – Forbes

Raise the Bar: Homes for Celebration – Financial Times

Wine barn accentuates Santa Rosa estate – SFGate

6 Spacious Homes in Wyoming – The Week

On the Market in the New York Region – The New York Times

5 Homes with Panoramic Ocean Views – Robb Report

8 Striking Ski Chalets for Sale in Europe Right Now – The Spaces

Homes that Sold for Around $600,000 – The New York Times

California Dominates 2017 List of America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes – Forbes

Be Loire Abiding in a French Chateau – Financial Times

Buying a Vacation Home is About Putting Down Roots – Not Making an Invest – Mansion Global

10 Homes that Are Modern Living Goals Inside and Out – Elle Decor

Sotheby’s to Auction Couture Fashion Jewelry by Shaun Leane – Forbes

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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From Oregon to South Carolina, an estimated 500 million Americans will be able to witness one of nature’s rare and celestial wonders – a total solar eclipse. For the first time since 1991, August 21st will bring the eclipse to the United States. With a week to go, explore these five homes directly in the path of the 2017 solar eclipse.

Oregon will be the first state in the eclipse’s path.

Oregon$2,295,000 USD | Monmouth, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Epitomizing the wine and vineyard lifestyle in Oregon, enjoy this light-filled, two-story home with expansive deck, Jacuzzi and exceptional views. This prime vineyard property offers more than 20 acres of Pinot Noir.

IdahoPrice Upon Request | Ketchum, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by over two million acres of Sawtooth National Forest, the three residences on 130 acres are at nature’s doorstep, where recreational opportunities and privacy are an understatement. Both elegant and inviting, the modern main home, designed by Lake/Flato Architects, is nestled like a jewel at the base of the second and third highest peaks in Idaho. With a landscaped courtyard at its core, each room offers its own particular surprise, with grand vistas and dramatic scenery from every window and angle.

Wyoming$5,750,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a stunning front row lot, this home is a vision of mountain style and sophistication. Intelligently designed and meticulously crafted, this turnkey property has never ending views of the Grand Teton, Teton Mountain Range and Sleeping Indian. Comprising of 5,200 square-feet of elegant living space, this home contains four bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths.

Tennessee$2,899,000 USD | Nashville, Tennessee | The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

This gracious, gated home nestled on nearly 30 private acres is truly a sanctuary. Enjoy a private wooded escape while still being 20 minutes from downtown. Featuring a 1,500-square-foot master suite, four en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, home theater, exercise room, elevator, guest quarters with kitchen, studio, and plenty of entertaining areas that open to terraces and balconies.

Before exiting the United States’ sight lines, the eclipse’s path will end in South Carolina.

SouthCarolina$5,500,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

The Thomas Doughty estate is situated on over one-third acre in the heart of Charleston’s most desirable downtown area – Ansonborough. Painstakingly restored in 1994 by the current owners, this Carolopolis winning estate is designated as “valuable” to the city’s architectural heritage. With spacious formal living room, dining room, and library boasting ornate Adamesque mantles and original woodworking as well as graciously sized bedrooms and bathrooms, this exceptional brick home is a once in a generation opportunity.

Learn more about how you can safely enjoy the 2017 Eclipse from NASA

Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue I

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From a nearly $50 million British Colonial oceanfront estate in Florida, to an architectural masterpiece in Vail, Colorado, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, Portugal, France and Dubai.

$49,000,000 USD | Florida, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

This newly-built British Colonial oceanfront estate is situated on over three-and-one-half acres with 142 feet of ocean frontage. The elegant residence, designed by Smith and Moore Architects, o ers 28,500 square-feet of luxurious living space and spectacular ocean views. Combined, the main house, guest house and cabana have eight bedrooms, 12 full-baths and three half-baths. Other features include a wine cellar, movie theater, gym, sauna, steam room, elevator, full house generator, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, four replaces, six-car garage and much more.

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In a setting that boasts Jackson Hole’s most exquisite features, this incomparable 265-acre property encompasses both Fish Creek and Snake River frontages. Scenic ponds dot the property and red-tailed hawks are often seen on its custom wood perches, or soaring in the skies above. Moose nibble the willow buds along the creek while elk laze in the wide-open meadows. The property features eight parcels with develop- ment potential, and a riparian parcel. The main residence enjoys beautiful Fish Creek frontage and features a separate studio beneath a porte-cochere. Additional improvements include a guest house, a multi-use barn and a large equipment barn. The balance of the property features large swaths of pristine raw land.

$30,000,000 USD | California, USA | Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County’s renowned wine country approximately 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lytton Springs is an exceptional over 560-acre parcel with premier locality and historic signi cance. Last sold in 1904, this expansive property features a private 27-acre lake, 90,000 square-feet of existing buildings, and three natural springs which include Soda Spring, Mineral Spring, and Sweet Water Spring.

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Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

MelbourneAUD $5,600,000 | Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Brivana – Designed and constructed to the highest standards by Gabor Hubay Esq, all rooms of this truly exceptional three-bedroom penthouse open seamlessly to a beautiful terrace with panoramic city views. The residence comprises a grand entrance hall that leads to formal sitting room and dining room, fitted study, magnificent kitchen, and family room. The penthouse also features a luxurious master suite with dressing room and bathroom, two additional bedrooms and bathrooms, powder room, laundry, triple parking plus store room with secure lift access. Situated only moments from the heart of Toorak Village.

Bordeaux€3,625,000 | France | Bordeaux Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated next to Bordeaux’s beautiful Public Garden, one of the most sought after areas in the city today, this hidden gem sits behind a classical 18th century façade. This rare 600-square-meter, one-family luxury townhouse, light filled and spacious, comprises 12 rooms, including seven bedrooms or full suites, three bathrooms, a den, a gourmet dine-in kitchen, a playroom, and workshop. It also features a heated swimming pool, a pool house, a caretaker’s house, a sizable garage, a suspended garden, and several terraces. The renovation was done tastefully in a dramatically contemporary style.

Discover more in Significant Sales | Volume II – Issue I

The Great Outdoors | National Park Neighbors

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There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
~ Teddy Roosevelt, President of the United States

From coast to coast, the United States is home to 58 national parks; preserved and protected, these sacred lands showcase the varied natural beauty available throughout the country. Our last installment of the Great Outdoors takes us to homes in four of these treasured places; from east to west let’s visit Acadia, Shenandoah, Grand Teton, and Pinnacles National Park in search for nature’s finest.

Maine$1,200,000 USD | Bar Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Completely renovated in 2014, Bogue Chitto was the site of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty and Maine Home + Design Magazine’s 2014 Designer Showhouse. The remaining shorefront and interior lots are being developed with new homes. All residents of Bogue Chitto enjoy rights to the dock and oceanfront deck area. Located directly across the road from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the location of Bogue Chitto is ideally situated for access to all of the areas most coveted spots.

Virginia$1,699,000 USD | Huntly, Virginia | Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty

Holland Hill harmonizes one’s living environment with nature. Expansive views as far as the eye can see are enjoyed from all directions. This 25-acre property is nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah National Park in the verdant county of Rappahannock, Virginia. The Appalachian Trail, mountain stream fishing and local vineyards are some of the area’s most noteworthy escapes. Professionally designed and constructed in 2008 with efficiency and a low environmental footprint in mind, this geo-thermal house shares a strong bond with its environment.

National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.
~ John F. Kennedy, President of the United States

Wyoming$2,495,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This 4,850-square-foot home is in the heart of Grand Teton National Park; looking directly at the Tetons from this over three-acre parcel, hike, bike, or fish in the park with this elegant home as your starting point. The home includes a kitchen for the gourmet cook and entertaining, a separate office/study, an exercise room and a sitting room off the master bedroom. The very well thought out floor plan captures the expansive views of the Grand and Teton Range as well as surrounding mountains.

California$1,495,000 USD | Soledad, California | Home & Ranch Sotheby’s International Realty

Experience the sprawling views of the Salinas Valley and West Pinnacles National Park from this private 160-acre ranch in the Gabilan Mountain Range. The unique estate boasts active production of ultra-premium Chalone AVA Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, onsite ATV trails, and Pinnacles National Park trail access. The exceptional residence is meticulously designed with high-end finishes, open floor plan, stone wine cellar, lap pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take in picturesque views from every room.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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$1,695,000 USD | Portland, Maine | Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“Sitting on a corner lot, this renovated Victorian farmhouse provides views of Casco Bay. The five-bedroom home includes five fireplaces, hardwood floors, and original carved-wood banisters, doors, and mantels.”

For Sale: 6 Charming Homes in Portland, Maine – The Week

Wyoming Ranch Seeking $53 Million Finds a Buyer – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Barcelona – The New York Times

A Connecticut Home that Lets in the Light – Wall Street Journal

Vintage Details Grace Elegant 1920s Colonial in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

A Classic Seaside Home in Massachusetts – Wall Street Journal

Luxury Warehouse Living Growing in Popularity in Australia – Mansion Global

Traditional House in Encino Puts Forth a Fresh New Face – Los Angeles Times

For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle is the New Vancouver – Wall Street Journal

Homes that Sold for Around $1.5 Million and Up – The New York Times

Seattle’s Most Expensive Penthouse on the Market Lists for $13.8M – Mansion Global

New Wave of Homebuyers from Russia Increasingly Part of Miami’s Mainstream – Miami Herald

Sotheby’s Goes Risque in First-Ever Erotic Art Auction – Artnet News

RM Sotheby’s Paris 2017 – Auction Results – Sports Car Digest

Ski In | Wyoming

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From Vermont to California, the United States is home to many top-class ski destinations. For the first installment of our Ski In series, come with us to Wyoming; home to resorts like Jackson Hole that often find themselves on “Best Of” lists, let’s explore four homes ready for the slopes in Wyoming.

Wyoming-1$7,900,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

A true ski-in ski-out home at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, this home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, an open concept kitchen and living area, and main level master suite. Numerous fireplaces provide comfort and warmth in each of the living spaces and master and guest bedrooms, and plenty of exterior deck space is available for entertaining in the warmer months.

Wyoming-2$2,450,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Just a stone’s throw from the aerial tram, this ski-in/ski-out, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condominium is located in the Crystal Springs building at the base of world-class skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This condo features an open floor plan and is well-appointed throughout with features like a gas Thermador range, hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, natural stone slab counters and a great deal more. The Crystal Springs building has private underground parking with two storage lockers and an elevator for ease of access after a long day of powder-skiing.

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Wyoming-3$4,950,000 USD | Wilson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This Larry Berlin-designed Teton Pines Country Club neighborhood home sits on over one acre on a beautiful pond with Teton Mountain Range views from every north-facing window. After a long day on the slopes, a cozy main floor den with a river rock fireplace that looks out onto the pond and mountains from two walls of windows awaits.

Wyoming-4$10,250,000 USD | Teton Village, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Following a day spent out at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, retire to this 7,500-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom, log home. With three unique levels that have intimate gathering spaces like a game room, a theater, a bunk room and skier’s lounge and more, the home ultimately unites to create an all-seasons haven.

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Ski In

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Award-winning author Margaret Atwood once said, “the Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.” All over the world we are drawn to snowy peaks for our love of reflection, recreation and escape – in search for the freshest powder and access to renowned mountains, each Thursday this month we will journey to a destination with luxury homes nestled around world-class slopes fit for the ski enthusiast. Join us as we ski into Jackson Hole, Canada, and Switzerland in the coming weeks.

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#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part II

This #TravelTuesday, we continue our dive into the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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$2,495,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is situated on over three-and-a-half acres of land and is located within Grand Teton National Park and just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park.  The perfect fall retreat, the home offers easy access to an array of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.  The home spans 4,850 square-feet and includes four bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, hardwood floors and custom milled woodwork.

Boston, Massachusetts

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$5,490,000 USD | Boston, Massachusetts | Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

An elegant waterside duplex, this property is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  The light-filled three-bedroom home has large windows throughout, an extra-wide floorplan, large entertaining space and top-of-the-line kitchen.  In addition, there is a large private terrace and private courtyard garden, ideal for enjoying the crisp fall weather.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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$8,170,000 CAD | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Admire the beauty of autumn in Vancouver in this penthouse apartment boasting 360-degree views of the surrounding city, harbor, ocean and mountains.  The 4,300-square-foot contemporary residence was designed by acclaimed architect Peter Cheng with interiors done by the award-winning Peter Cardew.  The home features three bedrooms, maple walls, ceilings and doors and six balconies, allowing the city to be taken in from all directions.

Chicago, Illinois

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$2,250,000 USD | Chicago, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

With plenty of sunshine and balmy weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Chicago.  Located in the Near North Side neighborhood, this corner unit apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the city on three sides.  A Smart Home, the apartment spans over 3,000 square-feet and has three en-suite bedrooms, two terraces and a top-of-the-line kitchen.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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$22,000,000 AUD | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

While the northern hemisphere is experiencing autumn, it will be springtime in the southern hemisphere so head to Australia for a true getaway from the fall.  Enjoy the city of Melbourne from atop this 86th floor penthouse.  A floor-through residence, the penthouse is situated inside an Art Deco-inspired skyscraper and features 360-degree views of the city, hand-crafted moulded ceilings and gold leaf entrance way.

Paris, France

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7.700.000€ EUR | Paris, France | Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty

Fall is the tourism off-season in Paris, making it one of the best times to revel in the city’s magic.  This three-bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris overlooks the iconic Arc de Triomphe.  The home also includes a garage, cellar, elevator and 24-hour caretaker.

Munich, Germany

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1.450.000€ EUR | Munich, Germany | Munich Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within the residential development project “Living by Phillippe Stark,” explore fall in Germany in this sleek, modern apartment located in the center of Munich.  The one-bedroom residence has been constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  Building amenities include a concierge service and spa and wellness center.

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in November 2016

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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4.600.000€ EUR | Uusimaa, Finland |  Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty

“This two-level home on the Gulf of Finland’s shore in Soukanniemi shines with a white rock stone exterior and simple columns near the entrance.”

Spa Luxuries in Home a Stone’s Throw from Helsinki – Mansion Global

Three Homes for Sale Near Ski Areas – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Apple TV App – Inman News

Five Homes for Sale Near LGBT Venues or Landmarks – Financial Times

10 Modern Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

As Markets Waver, the Rich Park Money in Luxury Homes – The New York Times

French Polynesia: Homebuying from Private Islands to Entire Atolls – Financial Times

Wilson, Wyo.: A Low-Key Ski Town for America’s Wealthy – Wall Street Journal

JK Rowling’s Hand-Drawn Tales of Beedle the Bard Go Up for Auction – The Guardian

Edvard Munch Painting Fetches $54 Million at Sotheby’s Sale in NYC – Chicago Tribune

#TravelTuesday | Fall Getaways – Part I

This #TravelTuesday, explore properties in the best fall getaway destinations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network boats branded offices in 13 of the top locations ranked worldwide.

Savannah, Georgia

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$2,625,000 USD | Savannah, Georgia | Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated within a gated community on the Vernon River, enjoy autumn in this custom-built southern estate.  Spanning 6,300 square-feet, the home offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a two-story great room with wet bar, a wine room, solarium, breakfast nook, a covered patio overlooking the river, and a covered dock with dining area.  The home also boasts a custom hand-painted mural by a well-known Savannahian artist.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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$10,250,000 USD | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Revel in Jackson Hole’s favorable autumn climate in this sprawling mountainside log cabin.  The home, which stands three-stories tall, is constructed of Douglas Fir log rounds and dry-stack stone and features a game room, theater room and skiers’ lounge.  It is in close proximity to picturesque hiking trails and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Charleston, South Carolina

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$5,900,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Take in the season’s Charleston charm in this English-inspired gothic lakefront manor.  Enjoy the outdoors with the property’s pool, cabana, alfresco kitchen and loggia.  The home additionally boasts intricate finishes throughout including extensive mahogany molding and trim, reclaimed antique heart pine floors and beams, custom cabinetry and hand cut stone exterior finishes.

Acadia National Park, Maine

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$2,475,000 USD | Northeast Harbor, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just a few miles south of Acadia National Park, this unique and rustic property offers the best of fall in New England.  The property’s landscape includes a variety of trees, perennials, paths, stone bridge, a restored farm road leading down to a rear meadow and is in close proximity to hiking trails that lead into Acadia.

San Francisco, California

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$6,000,000 USD | San Francisco, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

With fall being the off-season for San Francisco’s tourism, enjoy the metropolis from the Telegraph Terrace penthouse.  The captivating apartment features breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and is in close proximity to many of the city’s main attractions.  The home spans 5,654 square-feet and includes grand entertaining spaces and seven outdoor terraces.

New York, New York

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$9,250,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Admire the beauty of autumn in New York City from this triplex penthouse overlooking Central Park.  Located on the Upper West Side, the apartment features three bedrooms, 10-foot ceilings and a 380-square-foot terrace ideal for entertaining and watching the leaves change colors.  The apartment is in a landmarked building with a full-time doorman and live-in superintendent.